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Old 11-03-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: New London
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The vote is two days from now, but I still feel like I don't know much about the two candidates.....

Based on commercials, Connolly supports education. (but of course I can't imagine a politician not supporting education).

And Walsh was a big union rep, I guess? And apparently (for reasons unknown to me) he's been getting a lot of endorsements?

Is that really all there is to this election? Anyone have more info about how the candidates are different?
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I think Walsh is more well rounded and would make a better Mayor than Connolly.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:34 AM
 
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Just my two cents and I wont be voting since I dont live in the city. Connolly seems more polished and better educated, while Walsh is much more a "drinking buddy" type to me. I think they are both nice individuals, and I dont think Boston will go wrong with either. Franking, as the tide of re-urbanization picks up and more and more people return or stay in the city, the quality of the schools will inevitably rise, no matter who becomes mayor. It's the quality of the parents that determine the quality of the schools. More demanding parents who value good education, once they achieve a critical mass, will quickly turn a school district around.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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I think Walsh is more well rounded and would make a better Mayor than Connolly.
Walsh will also keep Boston neck and neck with Chicago for the distinction of most corrupt cities in North America. He'll keep the Menino legacy going strong.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Walsh is much more a "drinking buddy" type to me.
I hope that won't happen if he is elected. He has shared his experience as a recovering alcoholic during this campaign.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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"He has shared his experience as a recovering alcoholic during this campaign."..

Oh really!? I didn't know this past history about him! My meaning was that he seems like a regular guy!
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:32 PM
 
Location: New London
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I think Walsh is more well rounded and would make a better Mayor than Connolly.
Why?

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Walsh will also keep Boston neck and neck with Chicago for the distinction of most corrupt cities in North America. He'll keep the Menino legacy going strong.
What makes you say that?
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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Why?



What makes you say that?
Unions and public sector employees have too much influence. Public servants are supposed to look out for the public and not show favoritism to government employees and unions.
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